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UK vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution slowed it down

UK vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution slowed it down

SAINT-HERBLAIN, France — French pharmaceutical startup Valneva had big news in September: a government contract for 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate.
Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s new military authorities appeared to have cut most access to the internet on Saturday as they faced a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government.
Toronto businesses struggle to plan around uncertain provincial re-opening schedule

Toronto businesses struggle to plan around uncertain provincial re-opening schedule

TORONTO — Small businesses facing the prospect of keeping their doors closed for at least two more weeks expressed doubt on Saturday as to whether to ramp up their operations amid uncertainty over the province's tentative COVID-19 reopening plan.
Protesting India farmers blockade highways for several hours

Protesting India farmers blockade highways for several hours

NEW DELHI — Thousands of protesting Indian farmers blockaded highways across the country for several hours Saturday to press their demands for the repeal of new agricultural laws that have led to months of massive protests.
India restores 4G mobile internet in Kashmir after 550 days

India restores 4G mobile internet in Kashmir after 550 days

SRINAGAR, India — India ended an 18-month-long ban on high speed internet services on mobile devices in disputed Kashmir, where opposition to New Delhi has deepened after it revoked the region's semi-autonomy.
NewsAlert:Ontario to begin phased reopening of economy next week: government source

NewsAlert:Ontario to begin phased reopening of economy next week: government source

TORONTO — Ontario will begin to gradually reopen its economy next week, starting with regions that have fewer COVID-19 cases, The Canadian Press has learned.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (18,135.90, up 93.93 points.) The Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. (TSX:FIRE). Health care. Up 1.25 cents, or 4.35 per cent, to 30 cents on 28.
TSX sets record close in posting best week since April; U.S. markets also rise

TSX sets record close in posting best week since April; U.S. markets also rise

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index rose for a fifth straight day to end its best week in 10 months as optimism continued to fuel gains despite disappointing jobs numbers. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 93.
WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet to lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, citing flight suspensions

WestJet Airlines Ltd. will lay off 120 cabin crew members as of March 2, blaming the measure on the lack of flights to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Eldorado Gold shares rise on mine development agreement with Greek government

CALGARY — Shares in Eldorado Gold Corp. rose Friday after it announced a negotiated agreement with the Greek government that could allow more development of its mines in northern Greece.